Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby Star in Tennessee Williams’ Timeless Masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” Screening in U.S. Cinemas for Only One Night
Fathom Events, National Theatre Live and BY Experience Present the Broadcast of This Classic Play from London in Select U.S. Cinemas on September 16 Only
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience are pleased to announce the broadcast of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Pre-recorded earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London’s Young Vic Theatre to select U.S. cinemas.
“AN ABSOLUTE KNOCK-OUT. RAW, EMOTIONAL AND DEEPLY UNSETTLING. Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career.”
The profound and lyrical plays of Tennessee Williams had an immeasurable impact on American theatre, and “A Streetcar Named Desire” is one of the most influential of all. Benedict Andrews directs the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history.
Tickets for “NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 530 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” presents the talents of Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) as Blanche DuBois; Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor,” “Kill Your Darlings”) as Stanley Kowalski; and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s “Great Expectations,” “Three Sisters” at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche DuBois’ fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“AN ABSOLUTE KNOCK-OUT. RAW, EMOTIONAL AND DEEPLY UNSETTLING. Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career.” – Daily Telegraph
“ELECTRIFYING. Gillian Anderson is unmissable.” – Evening Standard
“Gillian Anderson gives a SHATTERINGLY POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.” – Independent
“Ben Foster is chillingly thuggish.” – Daily Mail
“A BOLD NEW LONDON REVIVAL.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A first-rate performance from Vanessa Kirby as Stella.” – Guardian
“Cinemas provide live theatre-lovers an amazing opportunity to experience world-class performances, right in their own communities,” said BY Experience’s co-President Julie Borchard-Young. “We are thrilled more than 500 theaters across the country will screen the critically acclaimed production of the Young Vic’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, expanding the reach of NT Live to more communities nationally than ever before.”
“’A Streetcar Named Desire’ will enable fans in theaters to experience this timeless classic direct from the stages of London,” Fathom Events executive vice president Shelly Maxwell said. “Fathom is delighted to present this all-time favorite to communities all across the nation.”
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About National Theatre Live (NT Live)
Now celebrating its 5th year broadcasting live performances to cinema screens internationally, National Theatre Live has now been experienced by over 3 million people worldwide. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts have included the award-winning original West End production of War Horse, NT’s 50th anniversary celebration Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus, Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle, Rory Kinnear in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear in Shakespeare's Othello, Shakespeare's Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston and the record-breaking and award winning production of The Audience starring Helen Mirren as The Queen. Other upcoming broadcasts include Olivier Award nominee Helen McCrory in Medea on Thursday, September 4, 2014; Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Golden Globe Award winner Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in David Hare’s Skylight on Thursday, October 23, 2014; John conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson on Tuesday, December 9, 2014; Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island in a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery and directed by Polly Findlay on Thursday, January 22, 2015; and, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice & Men on a date to be announced. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com.
About BY Experience
BY EXPERIENCE kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 20 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Credits: Worldwide HD Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD series (2006 to present); International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series (2009 to present); North American Distributor, Bolshoi Ballet (2014); Executive Producer for Cinema Leonardo Live (February 2012) and the series Exhibition: Great Art on Screen (2013), the public radio shows Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Live (2013), This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (2008, 2009, 2012) and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010), the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (August 2011); The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), St. Olaf Christmas Festival (2007 and 2011), the New York Times speaker’s series TimesTalks LIVE (2009), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), Distributor to Cinema Westlife: The Farewell Concert (June 2012), the classic music celebration BBC Last Night of the Proms (2009 - 2012), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009). BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000 movie screens. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.
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